We spent last Wednesday at a local summer camp for a special Earth Day program. We started the day talking about what trees do. Then we went off to plant trees. The children got to dig holes, plant the trees and water them with water from a creek.
After we talked about sustainability and how long it takes things to decompose. The children learned a lot about recycling and the importance of thinking about using things that either decompose quickly or that you can use over and over again.
Lunch was also included and it was mostly organic and locally grown. We had tomato soup, grilled cheese, salad, fruit and a chocolate chip cookie. It was all wonderful and tasty.
For recess, they had a bounce house, balls, Frisbees, sidewalk chalk and bubbles. The children had a great time running around in the sunny day.
Afterwards, we hiked to the new nature center the camp had opened. They had a lot of neat displays and the children added their hand prints to a plywood tree. After, we were given a tree to plant at home. Ours was a tulip tree and we gave it to Grandma to plant in her yard. She even had a spot for it.
It was a great day.